Lydia Davis, who won the Man Booker Prize last week, had this to say on the Booker Prize website about the length of some of her short stories:
"Some of my thoughts or reactions are very
brief, and their brevity is actually part of what I enjoy about them.
They may sometimes appear to be just fleeting snapshots or records of
transitory sensations but they are stories none the less because they hold within
in them the germs of larger worlds and other narratives.”
More conversation on this at Women of Mystery today.